To clarify, the Dai Kiri aren't poor. By the time they had created this item, they were pretty powerful as far as underground organizations went, and they had a few good mages under their belt. Go to Comment
Well, I certainly like this one. There's not much about the origin - as how the humble Dai kiri could make numerous items that basically can change the foundations of matter: a matter to energy to matter transition... 'tis no hedgewizard's spell.
I guess the'd be masters of unarmed combat and fighting with staves, for "would you deprive a cripple of his walking stick?"
I'm suddenly reminded of a Discworld moment, where a number of soldiers (who are all actually women masquerading as men) are preparing to go as women once again, and need to arm themselves for the coming attempt. The main character looks at a friend and says," You can't seriously be thinking about bringing that!" The woman replies by saying, "What? A woman can't bring a paring knife?" "... That's a saber." "A surprisingly large paring knife!"
They could've used this. Great work! Down with the nobility! Go to Comment
I have to say that I like it. A pretty minor item that certainly could be created.
Just to ask: What happens if/when ever the puzzle is solved? At least there should be lightning and thunder somewhere far, for dramatic effect. (Would be fun if a character completes it, hears the thunder, and imagines something world-shattering has happened.)